Saturday, August 04, 2007

Stir-fried Tom Yam Chicken

Did you ever run out of brain juice as to what to cook for dinner? Every weekdays I have to think of something to cook so that I can prep them while Edda is taking her naps and ready to cook when hubby return from work.
Today when I opened my refrigerator, I saw a packet of sliced chicken breast. I have totally no clue of how to cook it but I needed to marinate my chicken first. So, I just simply marinated it with some soy sauce, shao xing cooking wine, white pepper, garlic powder and cornstarch, then in the fridge it went.
Then when Edda was taking her nap, I went to look at my fridge again. Saw some cilantro that was about to go bad, so I have to use this. Normally I would cook them in curry powder, but I wanted something different. Saw a bottle of Tom Yam paste sitting there and "light bulb", it should go well together. Saw some yellow bell pepper, used that as well and came out with my stir-fry tom yam chicken.

Thai basil will go very well with this dish too. This is a very simple dish to prepare and cook.

All you need are:

One chicken breasts, sliced.
Handful of cilantro or basil, either chopped or leave in big piece.
1/4 bell pepper or half yellow onion, sliced
Tom yam paste, to taste, I used 3 tsp. fulled.


Heat oil in a wok, add in chicken, cook til done, then add in the bell pepper and tom yam paste, stir fry for few minutes, add in a little water, stir well, turn off heat and add in the cilantro. Mix and serve. A quick and easy 30 minutes meal!


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Nice looking dish!

Rita Sella said...

that's such good idea...stir fry tom yam... gotta try that... thanks
I saw you from kedai hamburg (^_^)

Retno Prihadana said...

It´s a good idea. I´ve just known Tom Yum in soup, I hope I´ll get to try them in stir&fried sometime.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks V! :)

Thanks for dropping by rita! :)
Yes, do give stir fry tom yam a try.

Tom yam fried rice is also very good. :)

Edith said...

my mom's usual complaint about what to cook when we were young. Having to provide 3 meals a day for the entire family is really tough esp with a fussy eating hubby. Thank God, mine and kids aren't that pricky, we just got to be innovative don't we?

daphne said...

Tom Yam paste is so versatile isn't it? I love using it in fried mai fun as well. =)

I agree that it is certainly a quick, simple and delicious dish. Just what we need from a day of work... and don't want to compromise taste with effort! ;p

SteamyKitchen said...

This does look easy. I think my family would like this dish because they love Tom Yam flavors.

Home Cooking said...

i luv tom yam, but never tried stir fry tom yam. yours looks so delish. too bad i didnt have tom yam paste.

cocoa said...

Haa... i have this problem all the time especially when i try to cook most of the meal during the weekend.
Stir fry tom yam.. what a great idea :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

You are lucky! I have a fussy eating hubby too, a lot of things and certain cooking style he won't like. So, got to be creative.

Right on! :)

It is easy. Give it a try! :)

Next time when you go shopping, you know what to get huh? :P

Thanks. Now you can try one more dish this weekend! ;)

Lia said...

Hi am new in your blog, u have great recipe overhere ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi lia, thanks and welcome to my humble blog! :)

Gracio said...

Ching! I tried this and I must say thumbs up! :) Another success dish by you again! :)

Hugs to both your babies! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Gracio!
Long time! Thanks for trying this dish and liked it and feedback to me! :) So happy! Hehe...

Glory said...

hi, interesting recipe.. never thought about using tom yam paste this way.. tried this with beef & it was nice. thanks! :-)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for your feedback Glory! :)